Tommy to defend title in New York
Tommy Oosthuizen will defend his IBO super-middleweight title in the main fight of a tournament in Manhattan, New York, on August 2.
Fightnews.com reported on Saturday that the undefeated South African would meet Rowland Bryant at the Roseland Ballroom in a tournament to be presented by DiBella Entertainment.
The IBO has also announced the fight on its website, iboboxing.com.
Oosthuizen impressed the Americans when he beat Marcus Johnson on points in Miami, Oklahoma, at the end of April.
The victory improved his record to 19-0-1, including 13 knockouts. Now he faces Bryant, who stands at 16-1; with 11 stoppage wins.
Oosthuizen’s handlers have not announced the fight in South Africa.
Ron Jackson reports from London that Scott Harrison has stopped Gyorgy Mizsei in his first fight in nearly seven years.
The former WBO welterweight champion, now 34 years old, beat the Hungarian teenager in the fourth round, taking his record to 26-2-2, with his 15th knockout. Mizsei’s record dropped to 7-1; 3.
Harrison was stripped of his WBO title after a series of alcohol-related incidents.
On the same bill, John Simpson knocked out Paul Appleby in the sixth round of a super-featherweight bout.
Another boxer on the come-back trail, heavyweight Jason Estrada, beat Alex Gonzales on points over eight rounds in Rhode Island on Friday night.
Estrada improved to 19-4; 5 and Gonzalez, from Puerto Rico, dropped to 20-7; 10 in a bout between former Olympians.
But Hasim Rahman's come-back plans have taken a knock. The tournament in which Alexander Povetkin was scheduled to defend his WBA heavyweight title against Rahman has been cancelled.
Rahman, a former heavyweight champion, and Povetkin were set to meet in Hamburg, Germany, on July 4. The promoters have announced that the American veteran has a cyst on one of his hand and will be unable to fight.